Minskoff Theatre

Opened in 1973

1515 Broadway
New York, NY

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 6:30pm

Theater History

Located on the third floor of a 55-story office tower, the Minskoff opened in 1973. The theatre, with a spectacular view of the Great White Way, derives its name from Sam Minskoff and Sons, builders and owners of the high-rise that houses it, who run it with the Nederlander Organization. The theatre is currently home to The Lion King, which opened at the New Amsterdam and transferred to the Minskoff in 2006.



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Restrooms are located on the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.

Coat Check

Coat check is available. No luggage or bags.


Where is the stage door?

In the alley between 45th and 46th to the left as you exit the main entrance.


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The Lion King

Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Disney's multi award-winning musical, brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, is transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience which tells the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

The cast includes: Stephen Carlile, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Cameron Pow, Ben Jeffrey, Fred Berman, Brandon A. McCall, and Pearl Khwezi.


Best Seats in the House

The best views will be in the center orchestra and front mezzanine, but there are very few bad seats in this theater.

Number of Seats

1621 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the orchestra section. No steps to designated seating location.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, the Minskoff Theatre is equipped with wheelchair accessible restrooms on the theatre’s Orchestra and Mezzanine levels. They can be accessed via a main lobby elevator that is strictly designated for guests with disabilities.

Are there assistive devices available?

The Minksoff Theatre offers assisted listening devices and on-demand closed captions and pre-recorded audio description through the use of I-Caption devices and through the GalaPro App on your personal device.


When to arrive: Doors open roughly a half hour before showtime. Give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets and find your seats. What to wear: Whatever makes you comfortable! Some people dress up for the theater, but there is no official dress code. Children under 2 are not permitted in the theater. is an independent website. Content published on this site may be authored by individual contributors whose views may not necessarily reflect the views of or any other organization. We may receive commissions on purchases you make through links published on our website. Click here to review our disclosures page for more information.